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Nessie Flymph

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 pm
by Johnno
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Hook is a 12 upeyed, a thread of olive silk, tail of natural mottled grey Coq de Leon hen saddle, hackle of mottled grey CdL hen and body of touch dubbed grey rabbit and mohair. Unweighted fished up to bulging fish, should sit just under the surface film..

Re: Nessie Flymph

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:42 am
by Kiwioz
Hi Johnno,
Can see that working well in meadow streams I frequent. However, what are your thoughts on the upturned eye? For reasons purely aesthetic I completely avoid them.
Cheers,
Kiwioz

Re: Nessie Flymph

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:49 pm
by Johnno
This hook is part of some leftovers from a recent order, but I’ve never had a problem with ue hooks. They look just fine to my eye and I’ve certainly never had issues with their hooking abilities. They are a perfect hook for Turle knots which I use a lot in the dusk ( hell of a lot easier to tie with my slowly failing eyesight....) Catskills style dry flies were traditionally tied on ue hooks ( many still are) and the head was often tied a little shorter to better accomodate the Turle tied on catgut, but with today’s fine monos that’s not really necessary.. Flymphs are also traditionally largely tied on ue hooks as they allow the fly to ride better ..

Re: Nessie Flymph

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:49 pm
by Southshore
Reminds me of the Hares Ear Spider (Capt Hamilton). Fished just under the surface in the evening I landed 6 fine brown trout from one lie in a North Canterbury river with the spider. The long hackle is the key ingredient.
Short and slim hares ear body ribbed with yellow silk or gold wire, long partridge hackle and that's it. Long live these types of flies.

Re: Nessie Flymph

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:32 pm
by Johnno
Given the continued success of small soft hackled wet flies, I’m surprised they are not well used. They should be.....

Re: Nessie Flymph

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:32 am
by Kiwioz
Good comment Johnno, I tend to tie on a 'spider' style fly when the usual suspects aren't delivering. Not sure why I don't start off that way...
Cheers,
Kiwioz